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How To Install A Flush Mount Ceiling Fan | Hunter 42 Inch

Hunter Flush Mount Fan 52 inch: https://homedepot.sjv.io/meoOZ
Complete how-to video on the removal of an old ceiling fan and install of a new flush mount Hunter 42 inch fan with light kit. This project is approachable by most weekend warriors and DIY enthusiasts and I will walk you through a step-by-step process outlined below:

Video Chapters
0:00 Intro
0:58 Removal of Old Fan
4:37 Review of Parts
6:01 Step 1 – Mounting Bracket and Motor Install
7:22 Step 2 – Flush Mount Housing and Motor/Light Test
8:19 Fan Blade Assembly and Install
10:56 Light Kit Install

Tools and Parts Used
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Tools Every Weekend Warrior Needs
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DISCLAIMER: This video and description contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission.


  1. You somehow manage to make the video I need right before I need it, yet again
    get out of my head!

    Just kidding, you can stay, you're cool lol

  2. I ❤ that guys mustache. I bet his girlfriend loves it too. 😂

  3. Thank you so much, I was able to get mine up in no time. You're a real one 💯🤙

  4. Does not have a transducer on it, but they still flicker????

  5. My fan lights are 42 inches but they’re still flickering and I don’t have that trans Duser that’s inside but they still flicker ?????

  6. Hunter low profile IV ceiling fan

  7. Looks great, and with a brighter bulb installed that’s all the light you need. https://www.youtube.com/post/UgkxWF88GpljEn-0o34vtLFazEQ5h5Q33SjU As far as ease of installation- this was my first ceiling fan and it took about 3 hours because I had no idea what I was doing and also it’s helpful to have a second set of hands and a magnetic drill bit. Works great.

  8. I have the exact ceiling fan, when I turn on the fan there’s a loud clicking noise. Do you have any suggestions
    What is causing this noise

  9. Thank you this is a great video. I have a question regarding the ground wire that extends from the ceiling power. Does that screw directly to the ground screw of the ceiling box? Thanks again.

  10. do you think i could install a remote?

  11. Thanks, super helpful only took me 3 bourse

  12. That looks like my fans and lights in my room

  13. I’m actually a fan collector myself and I actually know how to fix them

  14. Some of my ceiling fan boxes didn't come with mounting screws for the fan bracket. Do they come with the fan box, or the fan itself? Thanks!

  15. I don't understand why they allow the motor to wobble in the housing? The harbor breeze brand I took down had 3 nuts nicely securing it to the base

  16. Thank you so much for making that video. It would have taken me 8 hours, but did it in 3. The only thing that gave me problems was that my house only had the Black, White & Copper wires so I was way confused as the fan came with Black, White, Blue, and 2 green wires. This is where I took forever. Luckily I called my buddy, and he told me how to wire it. Nonetheless, your video was so helpful. Thanks again. Louie from Armenia, Colombia here, and grateful.

  17. This was absolutely fantastic. I have 3 ceiling fans to replace. I need this type of detail to take care of it myself. Is the same process for changing a light fixture on the ceiling. I have a light in the corridor that has a bowl over the bulbs and wanted to switch for something more up to date. Also, is 'black' always 'hot' and 'white' always neutral?

  18. You always make my projects so much easier, Thank you, Paul NS Canada

  19. Why didn't you use Wago lever nuts for this installation?

  20. It didnt install the remote reciever. I gotta start all over again

  21. Is there a cap that comes with it, to use, without putting up the lights if needed?

  22. I need help wiring a ceiling fan with a light and a light switch a single light switch. It appears that the light switch works the fan and the light? When I turn the switch on if the light on the fan it’s on the light will come on if the fan is running it will start running when I put the switch up. So if my fans running and or my light is on and I flipped the switch off everything goes off.

    My wires coming out of the ceiling or a black and white a green and a blue.
    My fan/light unit, has a ground a white a black and a blue wires.

    How do I hook these wires together?

    Thank you

  23. Scott do you have a sister named Tammy Hernandez?

  24. Love it! Keeps the room very Fastly.Cool . The manual states it comes with a year warranty and 5 year part replacement. The compressor makes the typical sound…small price to pay for AC.

  25. Sorry for being an idiot, so if I don't have a red wire from the box and only rely on chains to operate the fan, how does the color wiring work again? Thanks ahead of time

  26. Very nice info and video, well done!! Now, its my turn to see if I can follow your steps to success in replacing my 40+ year old ceiling fan thats worked flawlessly up until recently. [ by the way, I'm in Phoenix metro where fans are almost as important as water ]
    ( think my new Hunter ceiling fan will last half as long?) THANK YOU !


  28. Thanks for a great and easy to follow video 😁 My question is I just installed my Hunter Crestfield 52” fan with light kit ( #51020 ), and was wondering if there was a way to make the LED lights on it dimmable with a wall dimmer switch( without a remote unit)? Thanks again for sharing with us…Joe

  29. Larry Tadlock it doesn't have a pole

  30. I ran into a problem with the screws that are supposed to hold the motor mount in place. they do not actually do anything – they don't screw into the mount, or over the mount. I ended up with it working, but a clicking everytime the blades turned. Any suggestions? thx

  31. The hardest part is the wiring 😟I couldn’t see them

  32. Thanks for the help! The wiring can be intimidating for me, this helped a lot!

  33. Hi Scott. I installed the mounting bracket and the motor into the cradle. When I screwed in the bolts to secure the square top in the cradle it still moved up and down a bit. Is this normal? I was expecting no movement once I secured the screws. My wife thought it might be to allow it to rock slightly and not be completely rigid in the cradle. What’s your take. I thought maybe I made an error. Thanks

  34. Before step one… do you have a video for what to do if the original ceiling fan was mounted incorrectly and not securely?

  35. Do u always choose Hunter brand ceiling fans?

    Do u know anything bout "home decorators collections" brand? As in…quality? Or any feeback really

    Also, why dobt u try using threadlock on the screws so the fan blades dont get loose?

  36. Thank you for taking the time to do this video

  37. This fan is a hugger not a flush mount still a good vid 🙂

  38. Where is the link? Great job walking threw this nailed it!

  39. I got this same fan and my old ceiling fan only had three wires that connected to it but the new fan has four how should I go about that

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